list of useful on-line resources to help you in your professional research and
of Alcohol Studies
Cambridgeshire PE27 5AR
Tel: 01480 466766
Fax: 01480 497583
organisation that aims to increase the understanding of alcohol and of the
public policies necessary to reduce the problems associated with its use. The
site includes valuable information relevant to the OH professional including
factsheets on alcohol and the law and in the workplace, gives details of
policies at various organisations and how to identify anyone who may have a
problem with alcohol. Worth investigating.
voluntary organisation, the site includes an on-line enquiry service and
library and can provide factsheets on all aspects of alcohol abuse. It has
useful links to other related sites. Worth a look.
group representing drinks manufacturers in the UK, aims to prevent alcohol
misuse and promote sensible drinking. This is a colourful and easy-to-use site
that includes news stories, guides, support materials, a list of FAQs related
to alcohol and its potential misuse. It also provides excellent links to other
details of meetings (updated monthly) and national and international links.
Education and Research Council
fund established in 1982 to finance projects in the UK for education and
research into alcoholism, and to devise novel forms of help for those with a
London SE5 8AF
Tel: 020-7703 5411
to bring together scientists and clinicians working on aspects of substance
misuse. Rather academic, but does contain information relating to research
being undertaken and addresses and phone numbers for more information.
Health Development Agency’s drug web site, gives information about the risks
and effects of drug abuse and the law.
charity dedicated to ensuring that children in the UK are able to deal with
drug-related issues. The site provides excellent information about the issue
and is bright and easy to navigate.
UK charity for people with problems arising from misuse of drugs. A very
user-friendly site that provides excellent and straightforward background
information about all categories of drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) and
outlines their effects. It also includes a list of questions and answers which
could prove invaluable.
Sheffield S3 7QH
Employment Medical Advisory Service of the HSE, advice on all aspects of
occupational ill health.
Free, confidential, 24 hours a day
Solvent Abuse Helpline
Drug Prevention Alliance
by Kate Rouy
listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions from
readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include in